Safecracker: A Chronicle of the Coolest Job in the World  Audiobook, by Dave McOmie Play Audiobook Sample

Safecracker: A Chronicle of the Coolest Job in the World Audiobook

Safecracker: A Chronicle of the Coolest Job in the World  Audiobook, by Dave McOmie Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Keith Szarabajka Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9798200963614

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Longest Chapter Length:

30:59 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

28 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

10:04 minutes

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Publisher Description

Like a character in a Hitchcock movie, Dave McOmie travels the country breaking into bank vaults, cracking jewelry store safes, and decoding unbreakable codes secured deep in government facilities. He’s never been arrested or charged with a crime, because—it’s his job!

Safecracker reveals a shadowy world where tumblers are twirled, skeletons are exposed, and longstanding mysteries are solved. You’ll ride shotgun with Dave for one crazy week, beginning with an impenetrable vault in Vegas with a midnight deadline, and ending with Prince’s ultra-secure music vault in the basement of Paisley Park. In between are factual stories that sound like fiction: drilling the same model ATM from the notorious episode of Breaking Bad, meeting a mystery man from the Department of Defense at a remote location to crack two high-security safes, chronicling the corruption and ineptitude that dogged efforts to develop the first electronic safe lock to guard our national secrets, tackling a hundred-year-old antique bank vault in downtown Salt Lake City, and more.

What’s in all these safes and vaults? Gold and silver, drugs and cash, guns and ammo, family heirlooms, and X-rated paraphernalia. And a few secrets that should have remained secret.


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“Ask professional safecrackers who they want in their corner on a tough safe or vault, and they’ll answer in unison: ‘Dave McOmie.’ Dave’s knowledge of his arcane craft is unrivaled, and Safecracker is your backstage pass into the shrouded, whispery world he inhabits.”

— Martin Holloway, covert entry specialist and president of Hollotec 


  • “[McOmie is] the most prolific author in the field. But in Safecracker, Dave has outdone himself. You’ll root for him when the pressure is on, cheer at each victory, and cross your fingers for a sequel!”

    — Jeff Volosing, president of StrongArm Inc.

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About Dave McOmie

Dave McOmie is editor-at-large at The International Safecracker and a member of the Safe & Vault Technicians Hall of Fame. He holds a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Washington and resides in the Evergreen State with his wife and children.

About Keith Szarabajka

Keith Szarabajka has appeared in many films, including The Dark Knight, Missing, and A Perfect World, and on such television shows as The Equalizer, Angel, Cold Case, Golden Years, and Profit. Szarabajka has also appeared in several episodes of Selected Shorts for National Public Radio. He won the 2001 Audie Award for Unabridged Fiction for his reading of Tom Robbins’s Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates and has won several Earphones Awards.